Holden Caulfield + Esther Greenwood =


Some literary figures have been adored, even loved, for years — just listen to the creepy ways people talk about Harry Potter characters.

But a post over at Flavorwire asks which characters long to shed the pages of their own books and sneak between the covers of another.

The list features some classics like Alex Portnoy (from Portnoy’s Complaint) and Myrna Minkoff (of A Confederacy of Dunces). And of Holden and Esther’s romantic aptitude, Flavorwire claims “Esther’s condition is much like Holden’s, although, ahem, way less phony.”

See the full list here. [warning: may contain Manga]

— Benjamin Samuel is the Online Editor of Electric Literature. He’s still looking for his Man in the Yellow Hat.

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